We have a firm commitment to responsible business and construction practices, to co-operate with the communities we work in, to grow and develop or staff and to support organisations providing services in those most in need in our community.
JCL have had a long standing reputation for responsible practices in construction and in our dealings with stakeholders. We have always been extremely cognisant of the fact that our works often involve disruption to communities and we strive to work with these communities to mitigate concerns. We also have a commitment to excellence in environmental practices and have an ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System.
Working with communities
JCL have a key strength in producing high quality projects in challenging urban environments. We have completed numerous public realm and infrastructure projects where residents and business are affected by our works. We strive to build relationships with the stakeholders, and work with our Clients to engage, local communities in the proposed works from the outset. We develop site based personal relationships, and post regular letter drops and updates on our website informing all affected stakeholders of progress, plans etc.
JCL have always contributed significant percentages of profits to charities, both local and national. John Cradock leads a group of local businesspeople, in an initiative to revitalise a local charity, After Care Services, which provided key services to young homeless adults exiting the State Residential Care system, and which was in danger of closing. The initiative has led to the formation of Homeless Care. JCL staff have played a role in
- Administrative, technical and IT support to Homeless Care
- Creation of sustainable and structured system and financial base for the charity
- Granting of Registered Charity Status
We expect to partnership to grow with the ultimate goal of having a permanent residence to provide a programme enabling young homeless people in Kildare to develop the skills to allow them to progress to independent living. We expect our input to this goal to be extensive both in terms of financial and volunteering contributions. We are delighted to be shortlisted for the 2016 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards for Excellence in CSR by an SME
For more information on Homeless Care please go to www.homelesscare.ie